Fireboy DML Biography

Nigerian Musician

Biography

Adedamola Adefolahan (born 5 February 1996),also known professionally as Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian Afrobeat singer and songwriter who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun state in Nigeria. He is signed to YBNL Nation, a record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide. He got to the limelight after the release of his single “Jealous”, which became popular in Nigeria and some parts of the world.

Fireboy DML 
Full Name: Adedamola Adefolahan
Born: February 5, 1996 (age 27)
Nationality: Nigerian
Occupation: Musician
Relationship Status: Single
Education: Obafemi Awolowo University
Awards: The Headies (Best Afrobeat Single, Nigeria)
Booking Contact: bookfireboydml2019@gmail.com
Organization: YBNL Nation

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Early Life

Fireboy was born on February 5, 1996 and was raised in Abeokuta, Ogun state in Nigeria

Education

He had his tertiary education at the Obafemi Awolowo University.

Career

  • His breakthrough single “Jealous” first appeared on YBNL Nation’s collaborative album YBNL Mafia Family (2018), before being re-released on 25 March 2019. The song is composed of guitar riffs, traditional drums and percussion; it combines African harmonies with elements of country and soul music. “Jealous” was produced by Cracker Mallo and is centered around love and the complicated feelings that go along with it. The visuals for “Jealous” was directed by Director K.
  • On 14 June 2019, Fireboy DML released the romantic single “What If I Say”. It was produced by Pheelz, who incorporated a mix of percussion, ambient synth harmonies, and a drum riff into the production. The visuals for “What If I Say” was directed by TG Omori. On 1 August 2019, Fireboy DML released another single “King”, in the song, he declares his worth to his love interest. The accompanying music video for “King” was directed by TG Omori; it contains images of Fireboy and his love interest in a rose petal embellished Rolls Royce, as well as images of him singing at a fashion show where models walk on a runway.
  • Fireboy DML released his debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps on 29 November 2019. It was initially scheduled for release on 25 November. The album’s music is a brand of R&B that combines love and social issues with empirical songwriting. LTG comprises 13 tracks and doesn’t feature any guest artist; it amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify three days after its release. It received generally positive reviews from music critics, but was criticized for being labeled an “Afro-Life” record instead of an R&B album. LTG was supported by the previously released singles “Jealous”, “What If I Say” and “King”. The single “Vibration” was a fan favorite.
  • On 17 August 2020, Fireboy released the track list to his sophomore album, Apollo. In a review, Pitchfork gave Apollo an 8.3 rating out of 10 and called it “the peak of his vision so far, a melodious, detailed, and effortless album of feel-good pop and R&B.” NotJustOk wrote: “At the base of his writing is a deep-seated knack for introspection, the desire to be himself and a whole others like himself, spinning personal and borrowed accounts of existential crisis, ambition, love, lust and depression.”
  • In 2021, Fireboy DML released the single “Peru,” which Music in Africa wrote “affirms [his] Afrobeats intelligence.” He was featured on Ladipoe’s hit “Running” and WSTRN’s single “Be My Guest”, and Cheque’s single “History.”
  • He made a musical appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed a medley of the songs “Vibration,” from Tears, Laughter and Goosebumps, and “Champion,” from Apollo.
  • On 7 February 2022, his song – Peru Remix featuring Ed Sheeran debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • On 3 March 2022, Fireboy was featured on the Sickick remix to Madonna’s 1998 single “Frozen”. The official music video was filmed on the same day.
  • On 6 July 2022, Fireboy announced via his official Twitter account that his third studio album titled ” PLAYBOY”[23] would be out by 5 August 2022.

Awards and Nominations

Year Award ceremony Prize Result
2019 The Headies Next Rated Nominated
Viewer’s Choice Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
City People Music Awards Most Promising Act of the Year Won
Best New Act of the Year Nominated
Revelation of the Year Nominated
2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival Song of the Year Nominated
Listeners’ Choice Won
Best New MVP Nominated
The Headies Album of the Year Won
Best Pop Album Won
Best R&B Album Won
Best R&B Single Won
Headies Revelation Won
2021 African Entertainment Awards USA Song of the Year Nominated
All Africa Music Awards African Fan’s Favourite Won
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding International Song Nominated
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music (Endowed by Infinix) Nominated
2022 The Headies Best Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Best Afrobeat Single (Nigeria) Won
Song of the Year Nominated
Viewer’s Choice Nominated
BET Awards Best International Act Nominated

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